Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mississippi Litigation Review

PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time Highs

Steve Wilson at Mississippi Watchdog recently wrote here about how Mississippi’s pension system ranks nationally. From the article: A new report by nonprofit State Budget...

November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the November issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter:

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses 5th Circuit in a Jim Waide §1983...

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 5th Circuit decision that affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in Johnson v. City...

$125,000 Jury Verdict in Oxford Federal Court Bad Faith Case

On November 4, 2014 a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a plaintiff verdict of $125,000 in Pass v. GEICO. Here is the Judgment.

Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Nursing Home Trial

On October 23 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a defense verdict in Haymore v. Chadwick Nursing & Rehab. Center. Here is the...

Defense Verdict in Panola County Alienation of Affection Trial

On October 17, 2014 a Panola County jury rendered a defense verdict in Thomas v. Beer. The case involved everyone’s favorite cause of action–alienation...

How Many Lawyer Ranking Services Do We Need?

When I started practicing, when it came to lawyer ratings there was pretty much Martindale-Hubbell and nothing else. Perhaps there were other services at...

Bar Tribunal Eviscerates Jury Verdict Against Mississippi Attorneys

In 2010 I posted about a jury verdict for fraud against McComb lawyers Thomas Brock and William Guy. Here is the post and a...

$4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case

A few weeks ago a Hinds County jury rendered a verdict of $4,568,116 in Walls v. Williams-Pyro, Inc. The trial involved a fire suppression device...

$2.5 Million Verdict in Asbestos Drilling Mud Case, But only 10%...

It’s pretty borderline whether I have enough information to post about this verdict, but what the heck. There was an asbestos drilling mud trial over...